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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils. 

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs 1 2 3 4 6

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Triceratops Epoccipital fossil???

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  4. Megalodon Tooth - Real or Fake?

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  5. Dinosaur eggs

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  6. Spinosaurus tooth authenticity

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  7. Moroccan hollardops wondering if it’s had restorations

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  8. Dino Egg authenticity - real?

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  9. Claiming these are stegodon tusks

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  10. Is this Keichosaurus real?

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  11. Is this a real dinosaur egg?

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  12. Any repairs on this Megalodon tooth

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  13. Are these real dinosaur eggshells?

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  14. Thoughts on this Spheroolithus egg?

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  15. spinosaurus toe claw fossil?

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  16. Is this a egg?

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  17. Help is this a real spinosaurus toe claw

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  18. Is this a genuine fossil?

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  19. Authentic Burmese amber?

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